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Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Franklin Park Zoo is home to incredible animals from around the globe....

Franklin Park Zoo is home to incredible animals from around the globe. Visitors can stand face-to-face with the Zoo's seven western lowland gorillas at one of five glass viewing stations in the state-of-the-art indoor exhibit. Also, be sure to also visit the African lions in the Kalahari Kingdom, the tigers in the Tiger Tales exhibit, the Masai giraffe, the Grevy's zebra on the Giraffe Savannah and the many other remarkable species that call the Zoo home. During the summer months, enjoy Butterfly Landing and Aussie Aviary.

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Beautiful zoo

We visited the zoo this summer on probably one of the hottest days of the year. A lot of the animals were hiding out, or basking in the water. The zoo was huge and had a lot to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
Minnie_3085
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New Brunswick, Canada
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New Brunswick, Canada
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78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We visited the zoo this summer on probably one of the hottest days of the year. A lot of the animals were hiding out, or basking in the water. The zoo was huge and had a lot to offer. The butterfly conservatory and the rain forest conservatory were probably the 2 most amazing parts of the zoo. They were so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

My daughter, grandson & I recently went to the Franklin Park Zoo during the Holiday vacation. I went to my local library and received a pass for the zoo, this helped greatly with the cost. Adults are $9.00, children 3 & older are $6.00 with the pass. Although it was a somewhat mild winter day, around 43 degrees, the park... More 

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Thank Kaywhitecaps
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I visited in2012 and again about a month ago. What a great day I had with my grandchildren and son. The zoo is clean, safe, with plenty of parking. The many animals and displays were fascinating. the staff is wonderful. I love it there.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We drove down specifically to see the corpse flower in bloom. It was on my daughters bucket list, to see a stinky flower. It was $67 for a family of 4. Pricey. The kids enjoyed the exhibits and the animals. As far as zoos go, it had some pretty lame exhibits interspersed with some really good ones. The kids playscape... More 

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Thank Tammy K
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Very nice, small zoo. Our children liked the gorillas, the bird house, zebras, the lions and tigers. It was our second visit, and both times the giraffe was indoors due to poor weather conditions. There is plenty to see / do indoors, no need to wait for a nice weather day (unless you are set on seeing the giraffe). The... More 

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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

When we first went in we were a little disappointed with the run down appearance of the headless statue that greets you and the first worn looking area. As we went through the brand new children's area and a few other spots (like the Lions) it was clear that they had put a lot of thought and effort into some... More 

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Lempster, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Took the Grandkids and we all agreed that it was fun. I found that it was educational. The Grandkids enjoyed the day and asked if we can go back. They learned a lot about different animals. They also have different grounds attached to the zoo so that you can make a day of fun out of it. The zoo also... More 

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Toronto, ON
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Spent 1-2 hours on a Saturday afternoon walking through about half of the exhibits. Lots of fun, geared towards children but adults who like animals will enjoy as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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301 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This was our first visit to the Franklin Park Zoo after visiting Zoo's in other states which we have lived. Of the Zoo's we have visited this zoo was certainly one of the more depressing. The exhibits were rather dated with chain link fences and very small areas. The condition of the park is a bit worn down and the... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I have 3 kids, who sometimes get wild and they are different age, what can give me hard time find stuff do together. This zoo is the best and for older kids and for young. Not very big, has some interesting animals, bird house, building with animals and birds. You can feed parrots, can ride camel, has petting zoo for... More 

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